Saturday, December 25, 2010

Farewell to Switzerland

I didn't think "Packing" day would ever arrive. There was so much to do in the last few weeks. The hardest part was organizing what was going with us in our 14 suitcases :), air shipment (takes 3 weeks), sea shipment (2 months) and stuff to send back to the states. We also cut our physical assets in half. We sold almost all the furniture and I cleaned closets. We had a 40 ft container when we moved to Switzerland but only needed a 20 ft for China. Amazingly, they were able to squeeze everything in. I can't believe we still have that much stuff! We were very lucky that we packed on the day we did because the very next day we woke up to 6 inches of snow!
Kate's playground at school was so pretty!
On Friday the 17th of December, it was time to head to Zurich after the kids finished school. It was a good 2 hour drive and it gave us time to unwind and think about our 2 years in Switzerland. It was funny, the driver that drove us to Zurich was the first person we met when we arrived 2 years ago. He drove us to Neuchatel. He remembered all the luggage we had when we arrived plus a dog. Some things don't change:)

Our time in Switzerland was an experience that we will never forget. It enriched our lives in so many ways. The landscape in Switzerland is one of the most spectacular we have ever seen. It is a beautiful country! Thank you for following along and sharing your comments.
I thought it would be appropriate to end our final Switzerland post with an "Exit" Sign.
We have started a new blog - "Marchiondo Shanghai Surprise" at http://www.shanghaimarchiondos.blogspot.com/. We hope you join us on our adventures while living in China.

11 comments:

nancy said...

Hi, I keep reading your blog for awhile, thanks for sharing so many beautiful pictures of Swizerland scenery with us. And I can't believe your family will move to China, seems Jason has got a satisfying job there. :) I live in Nanjing, a city close to Shanghai. Welcome to visit here when you have time. :)

Christopher P Sanders said...

Hey... hope you don't mind but I was messing around on my blog and just happened to hit the 'next blog' link and came across yours.

My gosh... I was taken aback after looking at all the pictures and seeing your journey. I haven't taken the opportunity to read from present to the start of your blog but I am going to.

I have always wanted to travel abroad and Switzerland is among the first to visit if I get the chance. Well not gonna' write your ear off but you have another person joining you along for the ride. Good luck in China, by the way.

Regards,


Christopher
www.artofcps.blogspot.com

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